10 and a Half Ways to be Positive in the Face of Negativity

Even though I am a hypnotherapist, I still at times find myself engaging in negative thinking. The brain is an amazingly fantastical organ, capable of so much, and when it gets hold of negative thoughts, it can run riot with you, it gathers momentum and can ruin big chunks of your time that could be… Read more »

Are You Committed to What You Want? Properly Committed? Self-Hypnosis To Help You Commit!

Let me tell you something. For the past 10 years, once a week, I switch off emails, I unplug my office phone, I put my mobile into ‘airplane mode’ and I write my weekly ezine. It is more than just writing. It sometimes starts as an idea I have when running, that I’ll scribble down… Read more »

What Is It With Well-Being, Health and Mental Health Apps? Why Are They Such Failures?

The title today poses a question: What Is It With Well-Being, Health and Mental Health Apps? Why Are They Such Failures? Well that is a big question, especially if I extend the title to include “hypnosis apps” too. In recent years, hundred and thousands of physical and mental health related apps have been developed and… Read more »

This Week’s Hypnotherapy Peer Support Group With Gemma Bailey – A Brief Report

(From the website of The Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis) Earlier this week, on Wednesday evening we held our quarterly peer support group here in Bournemouth. Usually, I’d post a review or report the next day, but I had a very rare day off yesterday and hung out with some long lost hypno friends… Read more »

"It’s Easy For You To Reduce Weight Because You Run So Much" – WRONG! Could not be more wrong!

This week, I had a conversation with someone, a friend who is struggling to reduce weight and wanted some advice on getting started as a runner. I shared some of my personal and professional thoughts and insights gained from my own experience. He did not take much notice of the useful stuff, instead he was… Read more »

Voting Day Rapport Dynamics That Influence Us

I have just had a great week away with my family after running the London marathon. It was our first family holiday away since having children and we had a great time together. Having run London marathon, nothing beats cycling around a hilly Centreparcs environment towing two children in a trailer! My legs were loving… Read more »

Top Ten Psychological Tips For Marathon Race Day

(From my hypnosis for running blog) It is the week of London marathon, one of the world’s largest mass participation events and a true spectacle that I’ll be running once again. Yesterday, I traveled up to London for the expo event and the Excel centre. It is where you pick up your race number and… Read more »

Using Stoic Negative Visualisation With Self-Hypnosis

Last September, I made a number of key changes in my life. I changed my eating habits greatly, I changed my running regimen greatly compared to previous years (running style, posture etc) and I also chose to stop just paying lip service to the notion of having a life philosophy and properly adopt one. Some… Read more »